Sir Alexander Korda, the charismatic film mogul

UK film historians are unanimous in declaring that no other British movie producer enjoyed the unique mix of power, personality and imagination that made Sir Alexander Korda one of the world’s most respected and charismatic film moguls.

Balogh Gyöngyi |

The Three-Hundred-Year-Old Man – Silent film from 1914 brought back to life

A long-forgotten photo album preserving scene stills of the film featuring young Hungarian aristocrats was brought back to life, and through this an 10-minute fragment of the originally 50-minute-long film has been reconstructed from stills.

Balogh Gyöngyi |

Ferenc Molnár and film

Works by Ferenc Molnár have inspired many films, from the earliest days to the present day. Important movie directors such as Mihály Kertész, Fritz Lang, Charles Vidor, Zoltán Fábri and Billy Wilder adapted his dramas. In the following, we examine the filming stories behind 12 Molnár works.

Balogh Gyöngyi |

The Dance – the first Hungarian film (1901)

The story, the creators and the reconstruction of the first Hungarian film, The Dance – an exhibition on the Day of Hungarian Film.

Hungarian Cinema at Cannes, 1968

It was exactly 50 years ago when the competition at the 21st Cannes International Film Festival was cancelled. The year was 1968.

Fazekas Eszter |

Ján Kadár 100

The first of April, 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Ján Kadár, the Hungarian-born, Czechoslovak film director who won an Oscar for his film The Shop on Main Street in 1966. The Film Archive Library, which became an independent institution in 1959, coincidentally also on 1 April, preserves a few of his personal papers that allow us to reconstruct the fate typical of a Central-Eastern...

Löwensohn Enikő |

Rare gems of Hungarian Cinema – Restored film classics in Paris

Starting today, a total of eight Hungarian films that were restored by the Hungarian National Film Archive will be presented at Toute la Mémoire du Monde festival organised by La Cinémathèque française. For five days, the French Film Institute will showcase restored films.

Filmarchívum |

'My 20th Century' – A Wonderful First Film Among the Berlinale Classics

The audience of the 2017 Berlinale celebrated a new film by Ildikó Enyedi. She’s return after 18 years was magnificent. On Body and Soul won its first international award, the Golden Bear, in Berlin. After this film’s nomination for the Academy Awards, the Berlinale presents yet another of Enyedi’s works.

Fazekas Eszter |

2017 for the Hungarian Film Archive

Q&A with György Raduly, director of the Hungarian Film Archive.

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